UFO SIGHTING REPORT

PUNTA ARENAS

June 29th 2004


UFO Over Punta Arenas Chile

Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 06.30.04

CHILE: UFO SEEN OVER PUNTA ARENAS

The Office of Aeronautics Claims Having No Indication That The Light Was an Airplane or Helicopter

PUNTA ARENAS, June 29, 2004 -- A strange luminous object was seen in the skies of the capital city of Chile's 12th Region, Punta Arenas. According to eyewitnesses, the Unidentified Flying Object frequented the skies of the city for five days, being seen in varios locations.

Radio Polar, the local radio station, had its telephone switchboard collapse due to the volume of calls received from witnesses to the phenomenon.

The Office of Aeronautics reported that it lacked official records on the strange luminous bolide, making it clear that it was neither an airplane nor a helicopter. They did not, however, confirm that it was a UFO.

Alfredo Vera, correspondent for Radio Polar, managed to take photos of the object from the Soņadores lookout over the city, where a large number of people had gathered to watch the strange object and its irregular movements, which were foreign to those of any known object.

It should be noted that the Magallanes Region and the city of Punta Arenas have been the site of important UFO-related events, the most significant being the one of June 1968, when two pilots of Aerolineas Argentinas witnessed a "flying saucer" over Punta Arenas. According to the pilots and 18 passengers aboard the plane, the object had the characteristics of a shiny red cylinder that moved swiftly, like nothing seen before. Likewise, incredible film footage was obtained in 2003 showing 3 UFOs separating and joining near a Chilean military base. This video was made known by AION's correspondent in the 12th Region, Carlos Munoz.

This sighting in Chile's southern regions can be added to others reported in the country in recent days, such as the one over the cities of Lanco and Petrohue on June 15, and the incredible Ovalle sighting on the 19th of this month.

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Translation (c) 2004 Scott Corrales
Institute of Hispanic Ufology
Special thanks to Christian Quintero

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